This spring season we had a chance to visit this beautiful Island of Marstrand. We did a day tour exploring the whole Island and visit the majestic Carlstens Fästning (Carlsten Fortress). It is located on the Island of Marstrand about 45 kilometer northwest of Gothenburg and it takes around 1hr and 35mins drive where we live (Grästorp). You need to ride a ferry that located in Koön, it goes every quarter in daytime and during the night it goes every half an hour. The ferry is really modern and nice plus you can also go out on the upper deck if you wanted to see the beautiful view of . It only takes a couple of minutes boat ride 😊. You can buy the ticket inside the store that is close to the port area and it goes two-way ticket already from(Kaoön to Marstand to Koön).
Off to visit Carlsten Fortress
Unfortunately, that time we didn’t get a chance to book for a tourist guide but you can check and roam around the fortress and walk on your own provided that you pay for your entrance ticket. You can also buy booklet, maps and guided books in the entrance and don’t worry if you can’t understand Swedish because they offer English guided tour and guided books that available in several languages.
Whenever I hear the word GEKÅS ULLARED it always makes my heart skip happy and jump to the highest level LOL because it only means SHOPPING TIME!! Who doesn’t like shopping! right? 😉
If we have Divisoria in Philippines here in Sweden they have place called Gekås Ullared. Every Swede knows what Gekås Ullared is,it is the biggest and cheapest store to buy stuff in Sweden. Aside of that! When I first came here in Sweden, everyone I met used to ask me if I have ever been there before (guess what? one of that is my mother in law LOL!) She loved Ullared so much and so do I!.
Switching cultures and country will definitely makes you become more observer ;). You will notice lot of things that really stands out from the rest.Its also help you to learn and absorb new knowledge from your own mistakes 😊 so I just want to share you guys why it’s so nice to live in Sweden 😊
So for now, I come up with this “Things you will surely love in Sweden” 😊. If you feel that I forgot something! feel free to add lol 🙂
Drinking water straight from the faucet is a big yes! Tap water is clean, fresh and safe so no worries guys!
You will definitely never get sick of Swedish meatballs, because meatballs is love 💜💜 💜
(meatballs with macaroni and yogurt on the go Lol).
You also put tomato sauce(as in Heinz tomato sauce on your macaroni and meatballs) amazing hehehe but yummy
If you love renaissance architecture you will definitely like this castle. It nice to know the history behind this majestic place 🙂 This castle has been very well preserved and you can see it on the wall, ceiling and painting inside. Interesting to know. Just make sure to get a guided tour to understand it well. You might find it boring if you are alone but the surroundings are really nice especially the lake Vättern on the Summer time. Don’t forget to visit this place and include on your castle bucket list 🙂
Gripsholm Castle is located in Mariefred, on the lake Mälaren, about an hour drive from Stockholm and 3 hours drive from Grästorp (where I live right now lol). Last week my husband and I recently had the pleasure to visit and check this castle but our original plan is to wander around Stockholm and guess what!! we ended up checking the Gripsholm Castle instead and we didn’t regret it at all :). The trip was well worth it we didn’t bother the long butt-aching drive from Grästorp. I asked the lady in the front desk if it’s okey to take a picture inside and they said “yes” (just to make sure lol!)
The Castle itself is really beautiful and magnificent. Very well preserved and really kept in a good condition with many rooms to see. Also known as Gustav Vasa’s Castle. It is one of the finest remaining example of Swedish architecture of the Vasa dynasty founded by King Gustav and combines with renaissance interiors but still remains essentially medieval. It has a fantastic view from the lake-side. The ground is absolutely calm and peaceful its good to walk and feel the breezy air after we have been inside the castle.
Beautiful quotes to share :
“A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth and meaning in our lives. Go to museums as often as you can”
Watch me as I explore the beauty of this big place called Göteborg Naturhistorisk Museet. Be amazed how cool and interesting all the display there 🙂
This place is so amazing! If you like a museum with stuffed animals and all about botany and biology kind of stuff! This museum is just exactly for you. This place is so big and many rooms to look for. There are lots of stuffed animals! elephant and the big whale called “Malm the Blue Whale” and its awesome! It said to be the only stuffed blue whale in the world. It is enormous and the history of it on how they make it possible is really interesting and unbelievable. Worth a visit!
Vädret är fint och min man har mycket energi att köra bil så vi bestämde att besöka Naturhistoriska Museet i Göteborg.